Pike Rivers or Lakes?

Discussion in 'Warm Water Species' started by troutloop, Jan 11, 2010.


Do you prefer Pike Fishing in Rivers or Lakes?

River Pike 12 vote(s) 57.1%
Lake Pike 11 vote(s) 52.4%
Don't Like Pike 1 vote(s) 4.8%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. troutloop Pescando Con Mosca

    Posts: 16
    Ashton, ID
    Ratings: +13 / 0
    I have been doing a lot of pike fishing over the last two years in both rivers and in lakes, and I have come to the conclusion that it all is outrageous. :thumb: I was just wondering what everybody else thinks and what they prefer to do. Rivers or Lakes?
  2. fatguide fish or DIE

    Posts: 93
    Corvallis, Montana
    Ratings: +0 / 0
    If my toilet had Pike I'd fish it.
    River, lake it does'nt matter.....Pike are a blast.
  3. kosel80 Native Trout Fan

    Posts: 246
    Hampton Roads Virginia
    Ratings: +0 / 0
    I have only fished rivers so far, But I would guess that my local river is about as good as it gets because the pike are never out of reach! I can cast across it and its no more that 8-10' deep in most areas. Plus they get into the 30lb range...(I havent managed anything close to that)
  4. FlyFshn'Fool Member

    Posts: 252
    Where there's water!
    Ratings: +2 / 0
    Pike represent one of the GREATEST sportfish of all time. The bad rap that they get is due to their appetite and "no fear" mentality. With all due respect, any fish of that size needs to eat, eat often (in warmer water temps.) and eat big! Do I love Pike fishing........................................HELL YES!


  5. ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

    Posts: 3,209
    Eagle River, Alaska
    Ratings: +112 / 0
  6. Leroy Laviolet Aint no nookie like chinookie

    Posts: 994
    do'n it 4 the chinookie
    Ratings: +0 / 0
    I'm with either, thow I'm a total greenie !
    Going to try them this year, do you guys think fly selection matters much ?
  7. Richard Torres Active Member

    Posts: 1,350
    Mill Creek
    Ratings: +76 / 0
    Although we have them in some of our lakes around here (muskies too) i've never had a shot at them.
    Someday I will.
  8. roh Member

    Posts: 39
    Calgary, Alberta
    Ratings: +0 / 0
    So far the vast majority of my pike are from lakes. Theren't too many pike in rivers close to Calgary, but lots of lakes. Always a hoot, and my biggest is only about 12 lbs so far.
  9. Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

    Posts: 2,397
    Columbia Basin
    Ratings: +684 / 0
    So would I . . . but I wouldn't sit on it . . .
  10. Jim Riggins Member

    Posts: 561
    Battle Ground, Wa.
    Ratings: +16 / 0
    Great pics. but I did notice flyfshnfool didn't show the fly used to catch this big lug. I'm heading up to Mayfield over the 4th to trick a muskie out of the lake, probably won't catch any and if I do it will likely scare the crap out of me, nowhere to run in a pontoon. Anyone with some advice I would love to hear from you.